Matrix Packaging Machinery, powered by Pro Mach, showcases high-speed continuous motion bagging of individually quick frozen (IQF) food at the Northwest Food & Beverage Expo in the US recently.
Up to 120 bags per minute can be formed and filled on the Morpheus vertical form fill seal machine.
Matrix also debuts its servo-based adjustment system AutoPro for faster, more accurate, and trouble free changeover – faster by a minimum of 50% at the event.
Utilizing the latest technology, which slashes the cost of servo motion and PC-based control, Matrix incorporates AutoPro as a standard feature on the Morpheus.
The machines can run films that require longer seal times such as polyethylene used for IQF pillow bags.
With its sealing jaws optimized for thicker gauge films such as polyethylene, the Morpheus yields high throughput, making the model ideal for applications such as IQF, frozen, and fresh cut foods.
It can bag speeds of up to 180 bags per minute for coffee, snacks, spices, cheeses, dried fruit and more, which utilize thinner gauge films. Morpheus can run bag sizes from 2-12 inches wide to 2-20 inches long.
AutoPro automates adjustments as fine as 0.001 inches on each of the 9 mechanical axes. It archives adjustments as recipes and replicates those settings on command.
This makes the Morpheus more flexible and gives manufacturers and contract packagers the ability to run a greater number of stock keeping units on the same line without a time penalty caused by making numerous mechanical adjustments.